Compared to repairs on conventional steel-bodied vehicles, aluminum repair work requires specialized equipment and additional training for technicians. This presents the possibility of new challenges for the collision repair industry, with more aluminum-bodied vehicles expected to enter the market as automakers try to meet the government’s fuel economy targets.
With a multitude of spray booth manufacturers around the globe, it can be easy to compare paint booth specifications and only look at the price of each paint booth. However, recognizing the full value of a custom paint booth means looking beyond the purchase price.
As the need to operate as efficiently as possible becomes heightened due to the continual rise in energy costs, the payback period on a VFD can be as little as 12 months, depending on the size of the system. Whether purchasing new equipment or adding a VFD to an existing paint booth, a VFD can produce substantial savings, in addition to keeping the airflow speed in your booth regulated and the pressure controlled.
Adding a paint booth insert to an aircraft hangar is often simpler and quicker than converting a hangar into an environment suitable for spraying. Aside from the time savings, it also yields better airflow, cleaner air and better lighting. The end result is an improved environment for the painter, making it easier to do a high-quality paint job.
As waterborne paint becomes mainstream in the automotive refinish industry and more common for industrial finishing applications, it is crucial to understand how it differs from solvent-based paint, as well as what you need to do to protect your facility and painters.
Driven by a need to maximize limited floor space and reduce curing times, infrared curing has gained popularity in both prep and paint processes. Learn how to integrate REVO Accelerated Curing Systems into every step of your refinishing process.
Paint booths are designed to contain hazardous vapors and provide a safer, healthier environment for painters. Understanding how the components of a paint booth work and what purpose they serve are key to maximizing your spray booth’s performance.
Clogged or overloaded filters hinder proper airflow. This causes dust or overspray to recirculate and affect the finish of your paint job. Regularly changing spray booth filters decreases the likelihood of equipment failure. It also helps ensure your spray booth is operating efficiently and keeps the production costs of your shop low.
Whether you are looking to purchase a new paint booth or have a current booth without an air replacement system, it is important to understand how the air that is exhausted from your paint booth is or will be replaced.
With most of the focus on increasing throughput and upgrading to the latest technology, the importance of excellent paint booth lighting is often overshadowed. It should be a high priority — as better visibility in your paint booth will help you produce a better finish.